portable shooting bench

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  1. retired

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    lol..its because i just moved in and
    !) that is actually my parking spot in my garage
    2) have not had a chance to get the shop( the other half of the garage) dirty yet!

     
  2. retired

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    you cannot over impress me by saying engineer....
    the guy that sweeps the floor is a industrial maintence engineer.
    the street sweeper is a transportation engineer.
    yes i over built intentionally. i was going for a solid surface capable of benchrest shooting, not just shooting off a bench.
     
  3. urbanrifleman

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    I know this girl that dresses in her underwear and jumps around singing...

    Doesn't make her Madonna... :)
     
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  4. retired

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    and it does not make wood screw threads in wood a stronger attachment than a thru bolt.
    you can stop any day now or i will simply add you to my ignore list. your choice.
     
  5. VaRandy

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    I absolutely love your bench. When it comes to your favorite sport there is no such thing as over engineered. Todays overengineered is tomorrows good enough. I am going out to several other sites to find the flanges. Not a good start. My legs will be 2 inch.
     
  6. 222 rem

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    Nice bench, i built similiar using mitered 2x6.
    It has lasted 15 years in the weather. It is loose as a goose now. Will replace with reinforced concrete.
     
  7. Charlie-NY

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    My bench looks very similar. A few differences:

    I bolted the leg plates to the first layer of 3/4 ply before adding the second.
    I used a layer of wood glue between the two lays and far less screws.
    I used (IIRC) 1" pipe inside of 1.5" w/ locks for adjustable length legs. This really worked well for uneven ground where I groundhog hunt.
    I made a bracket on the bottom of the table to install the legs for transit. Easily accomplished with adjustable legs.
    I added 2 notches on the side to help secure a leaned rifle.
    I added a hand grip through the top to make carry much easier.
     
  8. Hal

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    Stukeys sell ashooting like this.

    Hal
     
  9. Tony x

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    Good idea adding the two notches to hold the lien rifles.
     
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  11. mr45man

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    This one is "pick up truck "portable.
    Doesn't wiggle to much.I just dump it off
    In my favorite shooting spots, (paper) Clamp
    The 1 1/8 plywood on, and a few shot bags .
    I'm 70 and can still get it up in the truck.
    Weighs about 75 lbs.Have 100.00 in it.
     
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  12. retired

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    not exactly "portable" for non-truck owners.
    mine will lay flat in the back of my subaru,
    or in my lovely camry.

     
  13. mr45man

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    Oh i thought every body in AZ has a truck and Dog in the back.
     
  14. Big Mc

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    I made one with 3/4 plywood and Rugged Budy saw horse legs . Easy to carry and pretty stable too. Sorry my skills with this thing prevent me from sending pics.. Tommy Mc
     
  15. daniel brothers

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    I love these benches... is it possible to buy 3 leg brackets so that I can make my own bench...??????????
     
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    at last 2 people have said they want to market leg kits.
    i see too much labor and weight for it to be economical.
    parts are on amazon or a real plumbing store not big box.
    band saw and a welder, add some paint .
     
  17. chet

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    i made one similar to this style with 3 legs 20 yrs ago, single leg at the rear has very poor side to side stability. sine then made a dozen or so of the 4 leg type, maybe your 3 leg table works for some

    chet
     
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    I hope for your sake that at least you can recognize the difference between a faux title and the real thing.
     
  19. brians356

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    I built the OP bench about five years ago. It was described in detail twenty odd years ago by Rick Jamison in "Shooting Times", except he didn't fab up angled leg receptacles from steel, he used hardwood wedges to angle off-the-shelf 90-degree pipe flanges. Probably this basic design long predates Rick's example.

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    Your stool appears to be an inexpensive "drummer's throne" like mine, I think I paid about $30 for mine at a music store.
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  20. charlieyankeesierra

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    Yes. There is someone selling them on ebay.
     

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